Jeffrey Noruk

President
Servo-Robot Corp.
P.O. Box 69
Mequon , WI 53092
USA
Skyline Steel facility

Automation and Robotics | Articles

Keeping welding costs from spiraling out of control

January 15, 2009 | By Barry Juneghani , Jeffrey Noruk

Skyline Steel, a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal, recognized in 2001 that for it to win contracts for high-end projects requiring high-pressure and high-strength steel spiral pipe, it would need to become more competitive in price. That's why the company turned to Servo-Robot Corp. and its AUTO-TRAC laser vision seam tracking for pipe welding.

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Robotic arc welding

Automation and Robotics | Articles

How to keep automated welding from 'going around in circles'

July 10, 2007 | By Jeffrey Noruk, Richard Garner

The move from manual welding to some form of machine or automated welding has been going on in all industries--including water heater manufacturing--for years. It's part of a desire to improve productivity and quality. A.O. Smith's American Water Heater Div. in Johnson City, Tenn., learned that first-hand.

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Shop Management | Articles

Six Sigma methodology to improve ship and boat welding

August 10, 2004 | By Jeffrey Noruk

Nowhere in manufacturing is the axiom "Do the job right the first time" more true than in a shipyard's welding operation. The welding process must be optimized for high productivity, yet maintain quality levels required by stringent welding standards. Even using the most fine-tuned process, a...

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Shop Management | Articles

Improving the bottom line in automotive applications

April 24, 2003 | By Jeffrey Noruk

The automotive industry is under extreme pressure to improve the productivity and quality of its operations. Tier 1 suppliers especially are being squeezed by a combination of very competitive upfront bidding for contracts and yearly price reductions. One area ripe for savings in most automotive companies is the total cost associated with welding quality.

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